Spring 2005 Computing & Research Services News Archive

Bill Studer recently joined the CRS computer support team. He is a student in Computer Science, and he works as assistant to Gabe Westmaas. The best way to reach Bill is by email (stbill79@gmail.com) or call (303) 492-2148.

Tom Dickinson attended a 4-day training session, "Exploring ENVI" at Research Systems, Inc. (RSI), in Boulder, Jan. 18 - 21, 2005. ENVI and its related programming language, IDL, are industry-standard remote sensing imagery analysis tools. ENVI and IDL, which were developed here at CU, are available through the ITS site license program for a nominal one-time fee.

Stata/SE Available in CRS Lab ( IBS Bldg 4 )

Stata/SE is computationally more intensive than Intercooled Stata, and it is now available in the CRS lab. Stata/SE allows up to 32,766 variables, and the limit of observations is based on the amount of RAM in the computer. Stata/SE also allows matrices up to 11,000 x 11,000, and string variables can have up to 244 characters.

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods

ICPSR has announced the course offerings for 2005. Please visit the website ( www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog/) for a catalog of courses and for online registration. IBS participants may apply for a small stipend to offset the cost of travel and lodging. Contact Jani Little for more information.

Jani Little attended the Computer Center Directors meeting at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America in Philadelphia, PA, March 30.

Jani Little attended the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association of American of Geographers, April 9, and presented a paper at the Migration Analysis and Estimation Session. The paper title is "What Can the Age Composition of the Population Tell Us about the Age Composition of Migrants?"

Tom Dickinson attended the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Workshop May 18, 2005 at the U.S. Geological Survey offices in Denver. The NHD is a GIS (Geographic Information Systems, a technology that manages, analyzes, and disseminates geographic knowledge) database containing detailed stream networks, lakes, and other water features in the U.S. It is very useful as a base map layer and in analyses of water resource issues.